66. Captain FABER
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will consider the advisability of compelling motor traction engines to carry reflecting glasses on the off-side, so that the men in charge may be able to see any traffic coming up behind which is desirous of passing; and whether his attention has been called to the nuisance caused by this obstruction of traffic, especially in country roads?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
I have received a few representations on this subject, but I am advised that it is doubtful whether the advantage to be derived from the use of reflecting glasses on these vehicles would be such as to justify their compulsory requirement. The point, however, is one which will be referred for consideration to the Technical Committee on the law and the regulations relating to heavy motor cars and traction engines which is about to be appointed.
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that they are not much 259 use on account of the expense to the owner or because they would be of no practical value?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The question is a very technical one, and I cannot very well answer that question.
Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the advisability of having some means of communication from the rear of these big trolleys to the man in front?